|View single post by Johan Steele|
|Posted: Mon Mar 31st, 2008 06:49 pm||
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352
I am very found of Bell Wiley's Johnny Reb. It was the first book I read in this latest journey though history. It still sticks to me when I read other books about the average soldier.
Susan gives a superb choice in Wiley's excellent work; I believe there is even a combined Life of Johnny Reb/Billy Yank in one volume available now.
I would also suggest either Hardtack & Coffee by Billing's or Watkin's Co Aytch.
For anyone interested in the firearms of the day I might suggest Edwards Civil War Guns or [size=Bilby's Civil War Firearms.]
[size=For the black soldiers experiance I would suggest: Glatthaar's Forged in Battle The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers, or Trudeau's Like Men of War.]
For the tactics and the how of battles and campaigns either of Griffith's excellent works: Battle In the Civil War Generalship and Tactics in America 1861-65, or Battle Tactics of the Civil War.
For the uniforms & gear: Coggins, Arms and Equipment of the Civil War, Troiani's, Regiments & Uniforms of the Civil War, or Echoes of Glory.